Aug 28, 2020
Habits, right? Those pesky little things that seem benign but are actually responsible for the majority of our behavior?
Did you know that we brush our teeth every day NOT because it's good for our dental hygiene, but because a very smart man created a habit for Americans 100 years ago?
Thank goodness, right?
Today's episode has us geeking out about brain science (STEM!) and lots of insights around how habits shape individuals, organizations and societies.
This week, we're reviewing the New York Times Bestseller The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg.
Originally released in 2012, this book spent more than sixty weeks on the NYT Bestseller list!
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale University, and a frequent guest on This American Life, NPR, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Frontline, and other programs.
We cover each section in this Power of Habit book review, including:
The Habits of Individuals
The Habits of Successful Organizations
The Habits of Societies
If you would like to purchase the book, you may do so here.
If you would like to learn more about the author, you can visit his website.
And if you'd like to listen to our episode on Atomic Habits by James Clear, you can do that right here.
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This book is FASCINATING Y'ALL.
May your good habits be abundant,
Lisa & Misty